Press Releases

Nov 13, 2014

Cicilline, Bass Introduce Congressional Resolution to Honor Health Workers Responding to Ebola

Following a House Foreign Affairs committee hearing entitled “Combatting Ebola in West Africa: The International Response” with top administration officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Representatives David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Karen Bass (D-CA) today introduced a congressional resolution to acknowledge and thank medical professionals and volunteers for their extraordinary courage in responding to the Ebola outbreak.

Nov 8, 2014

Statement on President Obama nominating Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

Issues: Civil Rights, Criminal Justice

Congressmember Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on President Obama's announcement today that he has nominated Loretta Lynch to serve as the next Attorney General:

Oct 29, 2014

Statement on Passing of Zambian President Michael Sata

Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement following the passing of Zambian President Michael Sata.

Oct 24, 2014

Statement on Dr. Craig Spencer being diagnosed with Ebola

Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member on the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement after Dr. Craig Spencer tested positive for Ebola in New York City:

Sep 19, 2014

Statement on Housing and Urban Development final Promise Zone Application

Issues: Jobs & the Economy, Local Issues

This Final Application will pit Los Angeles neighborhoods against each other as they apply for Promise Zone designation, forcing Mayor Garcetti to choose just one application and turn down other strong ones.

Sep 16, 2014

Statement on President Obama's announcement of sending troops and resources to West Africa to fight Ebola

Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on President Obama's announcement that he would be sending military medical personnel to Africa to combat the Ebola outbreak:

Aug 21, 2014

Statement on the Release of American Ebola Patients

I join people from around the world in joy and gratitude over the announcement today that Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly have been cured of the Ebola virus and released from Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital.

Aug 15, 2014

Statement condemning anti-Semitic flyers being left in a Westwood business

Issues: Local Issues

Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement after reports of anti-Semitic flyers being left at a Westwood business.

Aug 13, 2014

Statement on George McKenna School Board victory

Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement today following Dr. George McKenna’s victory in last night's special election for the Los Angeles Board of Education, District 1.

Aug 7, 2014

Statement on verdict in killing of Renisha McBride

Issues: Civil Rights, Criminal Justice

Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement after a jury found Theodore Wafer guilty of 2nd degree murder in killing 19-year-old Renisha McBride.

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